“Faversham” is the (hopefully first) collaboration between Australian multi-instrumentalist Leighton Arnold, regularly based in South Korea, and myself, dropping the subespai moniker for the first time in history.
Conceived mid-2017 after a recorded improvisation session held in a rehearsal studio in Marrickville, Inner West Sydney; and after a long period of correspondence full of listening and re-listening, chopping, editing and discarding, we managed to settle with five cuts and 41 minutes of the more than two hours of original material.
“Faversham” is a collection of dark soundscapes, sprinkled with hope at times. The result of mixing guitar passages, low-frequency drones, field recordings, bells and traditional Korean instruments. The tracks evoke a landscape of barren lands, abandoned factories, old forests and a thick fog that surrounds the everything.
The tracks were recorded and mixed by Leighton himself, and as usual in my projects, the artwork and layout is from jwptn. The album has been released by the amazing underground Sydney label chemical imbalance.
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